Lotus Elan

Steering Wheel photos

PostPost by: LL » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:26 pm

Hi all,

My Wife is trying to decide on what Steering wheel to put on her Elan but we can't find too many pictures of the wheel variants, S3, S4, SE, Sprint, Chapman signature etc! Can anyone help been Googling for ages with not much success!

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PostPost by: Emma-Knight » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:03 pm

There is a very nice wheel picture back in the photo archive from a green S2 coupe restoration folder. It seems to be a Moto Lita that looks close to the original lotus one but much nicer. A little bit more dished, a bit smaller.
And very stylish. (wood rimmed)

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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:14 pm

:) ... Hi Neil ,
If it's for your wife's Elan(no racer) , no doubt ; go for the original ! :wink:
:?: Just make sure of the model depending of the year and equipment(std , SE or Sprint) of her baby ...
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:45 am

I think there were only two wheels between the S3 production and the final Elan but I could be wrong. One with the signature, one of similar design without. S1 and S2 models had a wood rim. Any Spitfire wheel fits, and there are many choices. I too would go original, what model do you have?
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PostPost by: ElliottN » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:29 am

Go to the pictures link on this site

http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/pictures.shtml

a number of the owner photo's have shots of the dash, etc. so you get to see the different styles of steering wheels. It can only help.
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PostPost by: LL » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:23 am

As recently confirmed by the DVLA (thank god, thats for another post) it's an S4, but with a few odd bits of S3 thrown in! ;) 6th car built in 1970.

Will take a look at the pics, thanks everyone.
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PostPost by: patrics » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:58 pm

Hi Neil,
I sent you some pictures end of November did you get them?
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PostPost by: LL » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:57 pm

Hi Steve - no sorry I didn't can you resend?

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